Thavala adai

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Thavala adai is commonly made in south India for evening snack.  I came out with a modified version of it and we had it for dinner. It came out very tasty and filling.

Thavala adai


      • 1 cup – Bengal gram,black gram,Red gram(all together)
      • 1 cup - Raw rice
      • 1 tsp – Fenugreek seeds
      • 2 tsp - Ginger (chopped)
      • 3 nos – Green chilies (finely chopped )
      • 1 cup - Thick curd (beat nicely)
      • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida powder
      • Salt to taste
      • Oil (for shallow frying)

Thavala adai Process

Preparation method:

  1. Grind bengal gram, black gram, red gram and raw rice, fenugreek seeds in to coarse powder. Add ginger, green chilies, asafoetida and salt to this powder, mix it well.
  2. Add curd and pour little water to make it to dosa batter consistency. Allow it to ferment for more than 4 hours.
  3. Take a heavy bottom vessel with little curve in the center and add 2 tsp of oil. Pour two ladles of batter into the vessel and spread slightly.
  4. Cover with a lid and allow it to get roasted in medium flame for 5 mins. Remove the lid and flip over to the other side and roast till golden brown.. 
  5. Remove from stove and serve it hot with idly podi or any chutney.

Thavala adai


  • I used appam making pan for making this adai.
  • You can also use dosa tawa as we make normal adai.

Thavala adai

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